New Delhi: Country’s nodal aviation security body BCAS is in the process of hiring around 400-500 personnel, which would help it tide over the acute manpower shortage ahead of India’s aviation safety audit by the UN aviation watchdog ICAO.
Besides, the Finance Ministry has also given its go ahead to the Civil Aviation Ministry to induct 21 personnel at different levels in the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) as well, they said.
The ICAO audit, the third in last nine years, would take place in November this year and cover issues such as aerodrome operations, air traffic control, air navigation and aircraft investigation mechanism.
Revamping of the short-staffed BCAS is one of the key issues the government has to address before the aviation safety audit by the ICAO.
30/09/15 PTI/Economic Times